JHON & YUDI - 6 x World Salsa Champions - ISTANBUL MINI TOUR - 13th - 29th May 2011
Queen Salsa & Salsa in Colombia would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all those whose helped and supported us during the Jhon Vasquez & Yudi Aguilar Mini Tour of Istanbul, Turkey, May 2011.
It was a very successful and rewarding tour all round and we hope to be able to recreate the experience very soon.
SWING LATINO UK & European Dance Tour: Spring 2010
Salsa in Colombia & Ola Latina would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all those whose helped and supported us during the Swing Latino UK and European Tour, Spring 2010.
It was a very busy time for us all but we are pleased to say that the tour turned out to be very successful indeed. And, if time and opportunity permits, we hope to be doing something similar again in the not too distant future.
SWING LATINO are back home in Colombia now and, along with many of the other amazing Salsa Dance Schools in CALI, are looking forward to seeing as many of you as can join us this year on our SALSA IN COLOMBIA holiday packages to Cali (and elsewhre) in Colombia in September and December 2010. NOTE: ALL-YEAR ROUND TOURS NOW AVAILABLE IN 2011!
Our NEW Travel Packages are being launched now so why don’t you check them out and come and join us on at least one of these incredible holiday experiences…we do hope you’ll be able to join us! Please see below.
AMAZINGLY CHARMING AND INCREDIBLY EXCITING...
GREAT VALUE SALSA & CULTURE HOLIDAYS TO CALI, COLOMBIA, AND BEYOND...
For more information about these amazing and exciting Salsa holiday opportunities to Colombia in 2012, and to book your place, please click on the 'Salsa in Colombia' image below:
Please see below for a quick overview of all QUEEN SALSA Classes and Parties:
CLASSES (WEST LONDON)
Mondays - RUISLIP,from 8:00pm onwards, at THE RUISLIP CONSERVATIVE CLUB, 56 58 Ickenham Road, Ruislip HA4 7DQ. Cost: £7.00 for one hour / £10.00 for two hours (on the same evening). Dancing / Practice afterwards.
CLASSES (NORTH LONDON)
Tuesdays - HENDON, from 8:00pm onwards, at KELLY'S (BAR & CLUB) IN HENDON, 407 - 411 Hendon Way, London NW4 3LH. Cost: £7.00 for one class / £10.00 for two classes (on the same evening). Dancing / Practice afterwards.
CLASSES (SOUTH LONDON)
Thursdays - BALHAM / TOOTING BEC, from 8pm onwards, at UNITED SERVICES CLUB (South London), 268 Balham High Road, Balham / Tooting Bec, London SW17 7AJ. Cost: £7 for one class / £10 for two classes (on the same evening). Dancing / Practice afterwards.
For more information about all QUEEN SALSA Party Events, please click here.
To Mina Queen Salsa’s students: Anwar Azari and Catherine Salter (Ani and Cat), Anupam Deep Singh and Elvira Gheno & Tony Gheno. They all learned their Salsa with Mina from scratch and have all trained hard to become Salsa Champions in their own right.
Ani and Cat began learning Salsa with Mina just a few years ago. Around Easter 2005 Mina teamed them up together and started training them for competitions. Drawing on her extensive Salsa teaching experience, she set about creating some routines and choreographies that would raise Ani and Cat’s game, and lead them to a point where they could potentially triumph at any competition they entered.
Ani and Cat trained industriously, learning with intent any and all of the routines that Mina gave them, and practiced long and hard to improve their performance and to raise their confidence levels. After a few doubts at the beginning, they persevered and are now the proud owners of the following titles: ‘Salsa Champs’ First South East England Open Amateur Salsa Dance Champions for 2005 – 2006 (Maidstone, UK) and World Cuban Amateur Salsa Champions for 2006 – 2007 (Miami, USA). They were also runners up in the Semi-Professional category of the ‘Salsa Champs’ Second South East England Open Salsa Dance Championship for 2006 – 2007 (Folkstone, UK), and are now also the first North West England Amateur Salsa Champions for 2007 – 2008 (Preston, U.K.).
Anupam and Elvira only started learning Salsa with Mina, again from scratch, in April and January 2006, respectively. They had heard of Ani and Cat’s success the previous year and asked Mina if she could train them in a similar way to achieve a similar, or the same success. Mina said that she would do her best to help them achieve this, but they would have to promise to follow her instructions very carefully and be prepared to work extremely hard.
Thankfully, Mina did her best, and Anupam and Elvira kept their promise. After some intensive fast-track training sessions, starting in May 2006, plus a lot of hard work and practice on Anupam and Elvira’s part, they too decided, with some trepidation of course, to enter the Second ‘Salsa Champs’ Salsa Competion in Folkstone, Kent. And, once again, a couple from the Queen Salsa camp came away with the top amateur prize. Anupam and Elvira are now the proud owners of the following title: ‘Salsa Champs’ Second South East England Open Amateur Salsa Dance Champions for 2006 – 2007 (Folkstone, UK).
Well, they've done it again! Ani and Cat produced another outstandingly theatrical performance at the official North West Open Amateur Salsa Championships in Preston, Lancashire on Saturday 21st April 2007 - organised by Salsa North West (www.salsanorthwest.co.uk) - to become the first North West England Amateur Salsa Champions for 2007 - 2008.
Ani and Cat achieved First Place in the Cuban Category and First Place overall (All Categories together).
Well done Ani and Cat!!! Once again, you've done us proud.
Well done also to Elvira Gheno and Tony Gheno for achieving Second Place in the Cuban Category and Fourth Place overall in the same championships. For more about Elvira and Tony’s Salsa exploits, please click here.
We, at QUEEN SALSA definitely think Anwar is a man on a mission. On this occasioin, he decided to give Salsa a miss and try something new...Bachata.
With just around a month to go before the start of the competition, he decided he'd like to compete in a style of Latin Dance which, up to that point, he knew very little about.
With a great deal of hard work, intensive training and dedication to the cause, along with another of his dance partners Alina Muskvina, who is also a highly dedicated and hard working amateur dancer, they tried their luck, entered the competition... and won the first ever Amateur Bachata title for 2008 - 2009 at the Official 2nd Annual North West England Open Amateur Salsa (and Bachata) Championships, which took place in Preston on Saturday 19th April 2008.
These Championships were approved by the British Dance Council and sponsored by the UKA, who supplied the trophies.
They were also organised by Phil & Karen, and all the team, at Salsa North West.
For more information about these Champion - ships, please visit the Salsa North West website at: www.salsanorthwest.co.uk